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    New Intentions for 2010

    Each year begins with numerous New Year decisions or resolutions.  But, they do not lost even for weeks.  So, I thought of having “New Intentions” that is applicable for day-to-day life.  These are not ‘New’ but ‘basics’ we often forget or neglect.  It is more like code of conduct for my life.  I share this, because it may be useful to some of you.  As there are twelve months in a year, I have listed 12 intentions that could be picked up and focused during each month.

    'Now We Are Free'

    Positive Thinking Running Amok?

    Why can't we be real before God? Tell Him what we feel, confess to Him if we are perplexed or confused, share with Him our fears and dreams, and ask Him to show us which way we should proceed, all the while expressing our confidence in His love, wisdom and power. What is going to succeed, an honest and sincere cry for help, or a pronunciation of the right words without any conviction behind them? The Bible is so very true when it says that we do not receive because we do not ask (Jas.4:2). Is it not silly of us not to receive the things God wants to give us just because we would not ask? How 'poor' we can be because of a silly understanding of being positive!


    The Poverty of The Soul

    In our humanity, we find a ‘false richness’ in the many things that surround us. We find our fulfillment in the words of encouragement from our friends; we lust for pleasure and comfort; we run after things that we think really matter; we find ourselves in the secular game of being fashionable and relevant and ‘well-put-together’. In his words Jesus asks us to embrace our poverty. We are the frail and worn, the weak and needy, the sick and wanting, the hidden and poor. Through our unique walks of life, we encounter our own poverty. We are the poor, not the rich. When Jesus speaks of poverty, He does so to imply that on our own we are capable of little. We are vulnerable to weaknesses in our flesh, weakened by the gross sinfulness of the world, and powerless to fight the attacks of the enemy. On our own we do not amount to much. At the end of the day, we are possessors of nothing.

    Frank Teo Kong Guan was called home to be with the Lord on 11th December 2008. He was the Training Consultant with South Asian International Fellowship in Singapore, a member of South Asian Connection and part of the SAIF Church Pastoral Ministry Team. This whole eulogy is written by Frank Teo's sister Teo Jin Lee. "The past two days has been a tremendous revelation for me about this person I have called my brother for my entire life. The testimonies from various people have given me new found love, respect and admiration for my brother and for the work he has done that has touched the lives of so many people….he has emerged larger then life to me. We are here not to mourn his passing but to celebrate Guan’s life. Guan is how he has always been called by his family.  I will try to do justice to the various facets of his life. Please celebrate with me Frank Teo Kong Guan’s life."

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